Notes from the Opera Pit (Robertsbridge Arts Partnership)
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For more informationand to book a virtual seat, please visit

Celebrating the wealth of professional artistry we have in the village, Robertsbridge Arts Partnership is proud to present Sarah Brooke (flute) and Mike Hext (trombone) in conversation for its February Online Production.

Known by many in the village as daily dog-walkers, in their working lives Mike and Sarah are giants of the UK orchestral world. They have played under the baton of every great conductor of the age, accompanied the grandest of international opera stars and can be heard on the soundtracks of many blockbuster films.

Showing photos and video clips, they will talk through the highlights of their careers – Mike’s beginning spectacularly with becoming the very first BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1978 – and give a peek behind the scenes at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where they were both long-standing principals of their instrumental sections.

 Full details at The Robertsbridge Arts Partnership page on the Brightling Village web site.

Brightling Parish Council meeting
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aunt Barbara’s Fireplace – free Zoom presentation
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Continuing the series of online talks given by village professionals in different areas of the Arts, The Robertsbridge Arts Partnership is delighted to present local author and journalist, Charlotte Moore.  Further details…

Book tickets here.

Charlotte will introduce her great-great-great Aunt Barbara who lived at Scalands on the Brightling Road. A leading feminist and founder of Girton College, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon counted among her friends many of the great Victorians including Rossetti, Morris, Gertrude Jekyll and George Eliot, all of whom visited her here in Robertsbridge. Charlotte’s talk will be illustrated by early photographs of the area, many unpublished, and is planned to be a 40 minutes presentation with a question/answer session at the end. This will be a ZOOM Webinar and questions can be submitted via chat. -tt, For more information and to book a virtual seat, please visit This is a fee free community initiative.

Brightling Annual Village meeting
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brightling Parish Council meeting (AGM)
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm